A Decade of Travel: My Experiences

Hey, all! I hope you're enjoying the new year (and new decade!) so far. A couple of weeks ago, I read a post from Clazz of An Orcadian Abroad in which she recounts her years of travel and personal growth throughout the 2010's. I was especially moved by her story of her shop business and … Continue reading A Decade of Travel: My Experiences

2019: My Year in Review

Greetings! I hope you all had a great Nouvel An, and I hope you're all geared up for what 2020 (and the new decade) has to bring for us. As it has been for the past now-four years on this blog, I dedicate a post each January to a review of the previous year. This year is … Continue reading 2019: My Year in Review

Destination: Ephesus, Turkey

Before returning to Istanbul after our six days in the rest of Turkey, my friend and I had one more stop in the country to make. It would be in Ephesus, a former ancient Greek city located at the very west of Turkey, along the Aegean coast. We would have a short day tour there, … Continue reading Destination: Ephesus, Turkey

Destination: Pamukkale, Turkey

Pamukkale was one place that I really wanted to see while visiting Turkey (aside from Istanbul and Cappadocia, of course). I actually hadn't known about this town until I saw an online video of Turkey, in which I was introduced to its stunning, chalky-white travertine pools. My friend and I were eager to check them … Continue reading Destination: Pamukkale, Turkey

My Favorite Christmas Markets in Europe

The annual Christmas markets have already been going on for a couple of weeks, and there remains not quite another two weeks before they end. In any case, such events are truly magical during the winter season, with plenty of gingerbread, gifts, and glühwein to boot. Should one be in Europe around the holiday season, … Continue reading My Favorite Christmas Markets in Europe